Mother Marianne Cope, Kateri Tekawitha now officially saints
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:43:44 GMT —
Two women with ties to Central New York are now Saints in the Roman Catholic Church.
In a ceremony that lasted two and a half hours, the Pope canonized Mother Marianne Cope, a Franciscan nun who llived in Utica and founded Syracuse's St. Joseph's Hospital before going to Hawaii to minister to lepers, and Kateri Tekawitha, a Mohawk girl who started her life in what is now Fonda, and is now the first Native American saint.
We have continuing coverage on NBC-3, with Matt Mulcahy reporting live from Rome at 9, on Weekend Today in Central NY.